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MOWE-IT : Management of Weather Events in the Transport System

Description:

MOWE-it is a EU-funded project aiming at identifying existing best practices and developing methodologies to assist transport operators, authorities and transport system users to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and extreme weather phenomena on transport system performance. The European transport system has shown vulnerability to external shocks, which have partially or, in some cases, totally shut down part of the transport system. MOWE-IT examines practical applications to manage transport networks more effectively. The project work is organised into the following steps: 1. Addressing cross-modal features including determinants of travel choice and relationships between modes (Oct 2012 – Mar 2014) 2. Mode-by-mode review of impacts and mitigation strategies (Dec 2012 – Jan 2014) 3. Short-term options to deal with induced disruptions (Oct 2013 – Jul 2014) 4. Policy recommendations for longer term solutions (Oct 2013 – Aug 2014) 5. Involving stakeholders and authorities (Oct 2012 – Sept 2014)

Project information

Lead
Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)
Partners

• Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Project Coordinator • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas – Hellenic Institute of Transport (CERTH–HIT) • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) • Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) • Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) • Fraunhofer-Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) • Istituto di Studi per l’Integrazione dei Sistemi (ISIS) • Cyprus Meteorological Institute (CYMET) • Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH • Odessa National Maritime Academy (ONMAT) • University of Birmingham (UoB) • Vaisala

Source of funding
Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

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Keywords

adaptation strategies, risk reduction, transport performance, weather management

Duration

2012/10/1-2014/9/30

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Ice and Snow, Sea Level Rise, Storms, Water Scarcity

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Disaster Risk Reduction, Transport

Geographic characterization

Europe

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